Eleaf have just released their newest kit, the iStick Nowos with the Ello Duro tank. This simple starter kit is aimed at beginners and comes with some really cool features. These include a 4400mAh built in battery, USB-C charging and a super easy to use LED touch screen.
In this review I’m going to go over everything you need to know about this new device. So should you get the Nowos or is it a no-go? Keep reading to find out.
This item was sent to us for the purpose of this review. This does not in any way affect our opinion or ratings of the device.
Eleaf iStick Nowos Kit Review — 4400mAh Battery and USB-C Charging
What’s In The Box
- 1 x iStick Nowos
- 1 x Ello Duro Atomizer
- 1 x HW-N Dual 0.25ohm Coil
- 1 x HW-N Dual 0.2ohm Coil
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x QC 3.0 USB-C Cable with Micro USB Adapter
- 1 x Spare Parts
Key Features — iStick Nowos
- Size: 13.5cm
- Weight: 205g
- Battery Capacity: 4400mAh
- Output Wattage: 80W max
- Output Voltage: 9V max
- Resistance Range: 0.1-3.0Ω
- Colors: Black, Red, Blue Silver, Dazzling
Key Features — Ello Duro Tank
- Eliquid Capacity: 2ml/6.5ml
- Size: 26mm Diameter
- Three Wide Airflow Slots
- Includes 0.2ohm Mesh Coil & 0.25ohm Mesh Coil
- Slide to Fill Top Cap
Design & Build Quality — iStick Nowos
The iStick Nowos is a sleek and light-weight device. It’s relatively small and can easily fit in your pocket. You can tell that the device is well built and upon closer inspection you can see they paid attention to small details. The iStick Nowos comes in five color options: blue, red, silver, black and dazzling. I received the dazzling color for review and am fond of the pearl white and rainbow chrome finish.
You can find the Eleaf logo on the front panel and the iStick Nowos logo on the back panel. It comes with your standard 510 connector and has a 26mm diameter which allows wider tanks to be used without overhang. Eleaf outdid themselves with the attention to detail on this one.
Hidden beneath the front panel is the LED screen. To view the screen hit the fire button once. The screen displays the battery life, resistance and wattage. The adjustment buttons can also be found on the screen but we will go over this more later.
The only physical button on the iStick Nowos is the fire button. This button is also used to access your screen and I am a huge fan of the button placement and feel. It also has a nice clickiness to it. Under the fire button near the bottom of the mod you can find a reset button. Simply press and hold to reset device. This is super useful as you can’t remove the batteries to cut the power.
On the other side of the mod you will find the USB-C charging port. This is a game changer in the vaping world. With the built in battery this allows the kit to charge much faster than using traditional micro usb.
Design & Build Quality — Ello Duro Tank
The iStick Nowos comes with a matching rainbow chrome Ello Duro sub ohm tank. The Ello Duro is good in terms of flavor and comes with a dual mesh 0.2ohm mesh coil installed.
The Ello Duro comes with a standard 810 drip tip that is tall and wide bore. It also comes with two glass tank sections with a 2ml and 6.5ml capacity. It has three large adjustable airflow slots for great flavor.
The slide-to-fill top cap makes it super easy to fill the tank, especially when on the go. This tank comes with some neat features, and is perfect for any beginner.
Ello Duro — Coils
The iStick Nowos Starter Kit comes with two coils for the Ello Duro tank: one dual-mesh 0.25ohm coil, and one dual-mesh 0.20 ohm coil.
How To Use The Eleaf iStick Nowos
To turn your Eleaf iStick Nowos on, click the fire button five times (click the fire button five times to shut the device off as well). The LED screen will appear on the front panel. To change the wattage click the fire buttons three times. This will light up the adjustment buttons on the screen. Then, press them accordingly to find your desired temperature. Make sure if you are using a new atomizer that you start at a lower wattage and work your way up. This will ensure that you do not burn your coil.
To reset the iStick Nowos use a fine point object, like a needle, and press and hold to reset the device. This can be used if the device is not working properly, as you are unable to remove the batteries to force the mod to shut down.
How To Install The Coil
1. Unscrew the top cap from the glass tube.
2. Remove the glass tube from the atomizer base.
3. Unscrew the coil from the atomizer base.
4. Wick the coil. Make sure that you wick all openings.
5. Screw coil back onto atomizer.
6. Replace the glass tube.
7. Screw the top cap back onto the atomizer.
How To Fill The Ello Duro
Filling the Ello Duro is super simple and easy. Just slide the drip tip, and fill the tank with your favorite ejuice. Once done, slide close the drip tip. It’s honestly that easy.
The Eleaf iStick Nowos is a great beginner mod, and coupled with the Ello Duro it performs really well. I had no issues with any of the buttons, including the on screen adjustment buttons. I also found that the mod fired instantly upon clicking the fire button. The screen was also problem-free, although I feel like that might not be the case after a few drops.
The Ello Duro is remarkably easy to use, even for someone purchasing this as their first starter kit. The mesh coils performed very well, and I enjoyed the smooth vapor. There was no crackling or burning of my lips (which I find to be a turn off for many new vapers), so that was huge plus. The flavor was also quite decent.
I am a big fan of the slide to fill feature on the Ello Duro. This makes vaping so much easier, especially for someone on the go. My only fear with the Ello Duro is that is doesn’t exactly click when you close it and I fear that it may slide open in my pocket. I can say that this hasn’t happened yet but it is definitely something I worry about.
I also can say that in the time I was using this tank there was absolutely no leaking. I sometimes found the iSitick Nowos kit laying flat in my bag and there was not a trace of juice anywhere on the outside of the tank or mod. That is simply amazing.
Battery & Charging
The Eleaf iStick Nowos comes with a built in 4400mAh battery. This is huge. The standard battery size is 3000mAh. I used this mod for almost three days without charging it! To charge your iStick Nowos, use the charging cord that comes with the device. Expect your device to charge extremely quickly.
The Eleaf website claims that the USB-C charging will charge the mod in just under 90 minutes, and I can say that this is absolutely true. It’s worth noting that standard micro usb charging would take over two and half hours to charge this same battery. Usb-C charging is one of the best features on this device, for sure.
Eleaf also have safety precautions put into place, including overcharge protection and temperature protection for charging. While I’m used to using external batteries for my mods, these protection features help to put my mind at ease.
So would I suggest this starter kit to you? Absolutely. If you are a beginner just entering the world of vaping I truly think you will enjoy this vape.
It has some really cool features for a starter kit including a long battery life, quick charging and a leak free tank. The slide to fill also makes it super easy to use and is one of my favorite features of the kit.
The vapor and flavor are decent, and the battery life is impeccable. So if you’re looking for an inexpensive starter kit, check out the Eleaf iStick Nowos Kit.
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